ABOUT THE TRAIL

A longstanding passion for sculpture and the desire to support New Zealand artists was given space to grow, leading to the realisation of the largest collection of outdoor sculpture for sale in New Zealand.

The Brick Bay Sculpture Trail is an ever-changing exhibition of sculpture by leading New Zealand artists, set in the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. Artworks range in size from pieces suited to the suburban garden through to major works appropriate for urban renewal projects and civic placemaking.

 

The Brick Bay Sculpture Trust

The Brick Bay Sculpture Trust is a charitable trust established to assist selected artists in meeting the considerable expense of creating outdoor artwork. It does this by providing interest free loans, recoverable when an artwork is sold.

The Trust’s objective is to make a significant contribution to New Zealand art by providing not only the means for creating a substantial artwork, but also providing an exceptional setting for sculpture to be experienced, facilitating public and private commissions and creating a destination to be enjoyed by visitors looking for an enjoyable and unique day out.

 

Walking the trail

Please allow 1 hour to enjoy the Sculpture Trail. The last trail entry is at 4pm.

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail is an easy 2km walk suitable for most ages and abilities. We recommend wearing walking shoes. The trail is manageable with off-road push chairs, although backpacks are recommended.

Unfortunately the Trail is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley. There are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail. Approximately half of the trail is sheltered from the sun by the bush canopy.

Dogs are permitted, provided they are on a lead as we have livestock and abundant birdlife.

Children must be supervised by one adult per two children.

We ask for your co-operation in protecting our works of art, as well as the safety of our visitors by not touching or climbing on any sculptures.

During the wet Winter season we recommend wearing suitable walking shoes or gumboots on the trail, which you don't mind getting a little dirty.

 

FLORA & FAUNA

The sculpture trail meanders past picturesque water lily filled lakes, hillside vineyard, and farmland grazed with sheep and lambs. The trail then enters New Zealand bush abundant with towering native trees: Kahikatea, Totora, Puriri, majestic Nikau palms, and a precious kauri forest.

This sublime landscape is alive with birdsong, native New Zealand birds such as Tui, Kereru, and rare Kaka may be sighted along with many wetland and water birds.